Current work: MH duo book 1 /proofs of Med duo 1
Listening to: Sheryl Crow
Reading: Karen Maitland, Company of Liars (absolutely excellent – the period details are spot on, the characters are compelling (there are two I’d like to strangle) and the pacing is fabulous: a secret is discovered here and there, which keeps you wanting to know more and see if you’ve guessed the next secret)
I’m afraid I spent yesterday loafing, too. We went to Blickling Hall. And the title of this post will give you an idea what we saw…
These are the bluebells under the plane tree.
The swans on the lake (this is the lake that inspired Sold to the Highest Bidder) – one of the swans was a real show-off and kept flexing his wings. They were all fairly young as they still had some brownish feathers.
And here they’re more serene. (Actually, I think they were going to annoy the ducks, because shortly after this there was a lot of quacking. Someone threw some bread to them and they were most disdainful: the expression on their faces was along the lines of, 'What do you think we are, ducks?')
Oh yes - and when we went into the shop, guess whose book was on display? Now I know I've arrived, if the National Trust is selling my books... (And yes, of course I was overexcited about it. It was the first thing we saw!)
Plan for today: school run, guitar, proofs, school run, Madam’s swimming lesson, a bit on the new book.